Progressing through the main story in My Time at Sandrock means unlocking more equipment and machines to help you repair the town. While your Recycler and Worktable will bring you a long way, you’ll need other machines to advance the story and succeed as a builder. This guide will provide information on how to unlock new Crafting Stations in My Time at Sandrock Early Access.
How to Unlock New Crafting Stations in My Time at Sandrock
In My Time at Sandrock, you primarily unlock new crafting stations by researching blueprints at the Research Center. You’ll find the Research Center just north of Mi-an’s House and east of the Temple. Head to the Research Center and speak to Qi to view various social interaction options. Choose the data disc option to view all of your available research options.
In exchange for Data Discs, you can research different machine blueprints. You can also spend data discs to speed up the time it takes to research your chosen crafting station. You’ll unlock new crafting stations that you can then make at your Assembly Station. However, if you want to upgrade any of your machines, you’ll also have to research the upgraded machine blueprint. In particular, the following crafting stations are ones you’ll want to prioritize:
After obtaining a blueprint in the mail, head to your Assembly Station and build the machine. While you’ll still need various crafting materials to make different crafting stations, you don’t need to unlock each blueprint more than once. Furthermore, each crafting station is also helpful for completing commissions.
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Alternatively, if you’re looking to upgrade your Assembly Station or build animal housing, your destination will be Construction Junction. You’ll find Construction Junction next to the City Hall. Head to the shop and interact with the Catalog. Select Structures to see the Assembly Station upgrade and three different animal buildings. While you are not required to build the animal shelter structures to advance the story, you’ll need to upgrade your Assembly Station here later on.
My Time at Sandrock Early Access is available on PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store.